Today's News

  • Building permit activity released

     Denyse Clark


    The Catawba Regional Council of Governments released building permit activity in the Catawba region for January through March 2014. 

    In the introduction to the release of information, officials noted why data is collected and how it helps community leaders.

  • County applies for Midway revamp grant

     Christopher Sardelli


    As Lancaster County Councilwoman Charlene McGriff walked through Lancaster’s Midway community earlier this year, she was shocked to see its condition. 

    Gone was the once thriving mill community and in its place were row after row of weed-covered abandoned homes and streams of broken sidewalks. 

  • Finding love unexpectedly

     Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    We’ve all heard the adage that it’s better to give than receive and sometimes, unexpected blessings can be received in the midst of giving back.

  • Wildcats hold off Warriors, 28-23

     Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    BLACKSBURG – The margin can often be small, the line thin between winning and losing.

    The Indian Land Warriors found that in their 28-23 road loss to the Blacksburg Wildcats on Friday, Sept. 5, a loss Indian Land coach Mike Mayer called "humbling."

  • Big plays boost Great Falls in 27-24 win over Jackets

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    GREAT FALLS – Buford rushed for over 300 yards at Great Falls, but it wasn’t enough to match the Red Devils' big-play offense, which handed Buford its second straight road loss, 27-24 on Friday, Sept. 5.

    The undefeated Red Devils scored three touchdowns off three Buford turnovers to aid their win.

    The first turnover came on the opening snap.

  • Panthers claw Vols, 61-20

     Kim Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    MCBEE – McBee rolled up 518 yards rushing and rolled over Andrew Jackson, 61-20 at the Peach Bowl in McBee on Friday, Sept. 5.

    The game was the proverbial pits for the Volunteers as McBee had the game virtually in hand at the half, 42-6.

  • Bruins bruise Cavs, 20-6

    Robert Howey


    PONTIAC – Richland Northeast made history, but the special night belonged to the Lancaster Bruins.

    Lancaster, playing in the first on-campus varsity football game at RNE, forged a 20-0 lead on the way to a 20-6 win over the Cavaliers on Friday, Sept. 5.

  • Right-to-work status not so solid
  • The politics of spite in S.C.

    Let’s get this out of the way at the top: I’m a Democrat and, as such, I hope that Democrats win elections and Republicans lose – locally, in South Carolina and nationally.

    So, of course, everything in this column needs to be filtered through that lens.

    Having said that, I believe that the basic thesis of this column is correct: Two South Carolina Republican candidates and their supporters are behaving spitefully and maybe, just maybe, they could be in the process of cutting off their noses to spite their faces.

  • Friends remember WAGL’s Phillips for work ethic, sense of humor

    Taking time off and time-outs were not part of the vocabulary of the late Bascom Leonard “Len” Phillips.